July, 2023

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How To Attract Top Talent and Retain Top Performers

Joan Garry

Nonprofit talent management is a challenge. Here's how to attract, retain, and develop the best people to help your org achieve its mission. The post How To Attract Top Talent and Retain Top Performers appeared first on Joan Garry Consulting.

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The United Nations’ Innovation Learning Journey

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Kerstin Chyba , Katherine Tatarinov & Tina C. Ambos “Without innovation, we cannot meet the challenges of our time. […] We must learn not only new things, but how to learn. We need to share ideas, push boundaries and move faster. And we must harness the opportunities brought by digital technologies. Innovation across the United Nations system is essential for us to deliver at the scale and pace needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.”—UN Secret

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Inflation Is Easing, but Nonprofits Still Feel a Crunch

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Sara Herschander Nonprofits are still struggling to recruit workers and are being hit with higher-than-normal prices, despite signs that inflation is easing and the labor market is cooling down.

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Nonprofit Strategic Planning: Ultimate Guide + 7 Examples

Bloomerang

Nonprofit strategic planning can help your organization meet challenges effectively and take advantage of new opportunities. Despite the many benefits that strategic planning can bring, 49 percent of nonprofits lack a strategic plan. Organizations that do have a strategic plan continually express the advantages that this type of preparation gives them.

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Threads for Nonprofits: 5 Tips for the Early Adoption Phase

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good launched in 2005 as a Myspace page and in the 18 years since we’ve been through multiple early adoption phases of new social media — first Facebook and Twitter and then on to LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr. The early days and weeks, and sometimes even months, are when your nonprofit is most likely to experience the fastest organic growth rate of new followers.

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How to Find Direct Mail Savings After Postal Rate Hike

NonProfit PRO

With the cost of postage increasing July 9 — for the second time this year, it is imperative that nonprofits find a way to save on their direct mail campaigns. Here are some tips on how to save.

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Stop Pecking Me to Death!

Joan Garry

Nonprofit talent management is a challenge. Here's how to attract, retain, and develop the best people to help your org achieve its mission. The post Stop Pecking Me to Death! appeared first on Joan Garry Consulting.

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4 Essential Shifts Foundations Can Make to Advance Social Movements

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Deepak Bhargava and Barbara Picower Central Florida Jobs With Justice Organizations like JPB grantee Jobs with Justice have fostered intersectional visions and are trying to build a mass base and power. Philanthropy can do much to help them change oppressive systems through community and worker organizing. Outdated strategies and lack of money for the infrastructure of community-organizing groups are limiting their effectiveness just at a moment when we need to fight profound threats – especi

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[ASK AN EXPERT] What Are Some Foolproof Phrases And Words For Successful Fundraising Appeals?

Bloomerang

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on the best words and phrases for successful fundraising appeals: Dear Charity Clairity, I’d like to spiff up my appeal writing.

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How AI Makes Social Media Marketing Easier For Your Business

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How AI Makes Social Media Marketing Easier For Your Business AI has revolutionized social media marketing, making it easier and more effective for businesses to engage with their target audience. With billions of active users on platforms like Facebook, Instagram , Twitter, and LinkedIn , businesses have unparalleled opportunities to connect with their target audience.

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Using Tech to Thrive in Challenging Times

NonProfit PRO

Because charitable giving is on the decline, nonprofits are looking for ways to increase impact while decreasing costs. Here are four ways that a cloud-powered digital strategy can help nonprofits do more with less.

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10 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs to Be Texting

Clairification

From time to time, I host guest posts from professionals with niche expertise. There are just some things others know a lot more about than do I, especially when it comes to technology. Today’s article is one of those, from someone who really understands the ins and outs of text messaging and fundraising. Here’s what he has to say. Nonprofits today face many challenges.

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Strategy and Power Building

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Richard Healey Over the last few decades, philanthropy and other sectors of the progressive movement have made an enormous leap forward in setting dramatically more ambitious goals. It was not so long ago that few foundations or community organizations would have been focused on eradicating structural racism and narrowing economic inequality, but today, those and similar goals animate broad swathes of the movement (however long-term the aspiration may be).

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George Soros's Open Society Foundations to Lay Off 40 Percent of Staff Under Son's New Leadership

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Thalia Beaty, Associated Press NEW YORK George Soros’s Open Society Foundations is undergoing changes as his son, Alex, takes over the leadership. The organization employs about 800 staff members and maintains offices in more than 20 countries.

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Barbie and the Problem of Corporate Power

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: Ekaterina79 on istock.com On the pink carpet at the July 13 Barbie film premiere in London, Margot Robbie made one thing clear: “I’m very much in support of all the unions.” She added that as a member of SAG-AFTRA—short for the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, a union representing around 160,000 media workers worldwide—she was “absolutely” in support of the imminent strike.

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The Power of Online Reputation: Leveraging Social Media Marketing to Manage and Enhance Your Brand’s Image

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

The Power of Online Reputation: Leveraging Social Media Marketing to Manage and Enhance Your Brand’s Image Social media is central to any modern marketing campaign. Your social accounts can help you build rapport with your consumers and increase your exposure amongst new, younger audiences. However, social media can be risky. One misstep can undermine your brand image.

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DEI Training Isn’t Affirmative Action

NonProfit PRO

The Supreme Court has killed the one thing that measurably helped diversify institutions: affirmative action. But because good intentions don’t work against unconscious preferences for in-groups, we need laws that ensure diversity and inclusion.

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Nonprofit Radio for July 24, 2023: 650th Show!

Tony Martignetti

Claire Meyerhoff, Kate Martignetti, Scott Stein, Gene Takagi, Amy Sample Ward & Jena Lynch: 650th Show! It’s Nonprofit Radio’s 650th show and 13th Anniversary. To celebrate, co-host Claire Meyerhoff shares her “13 Pro Tips & Top Tactics for Nonprofit Podcasts.” We have our associate producer, Kate Martignetti, live music from Scott Stein, and our … Continue reading Nonprofit Radio for July 24, 2023: 650th Show!

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Building Youth Power

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Veronica Terriquez & Kahlila Williams It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. Over the past decade, the words of Black Liberation activist Assata Shakur have echoed across California, as a chant by many grassroots youth organizing groups. It inspired them as they marched and protested as part of the Black Lives Matter movement; it inspired them as they engaged in nonpartisan campaigns to change state and local policie

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33 Leaders Exposing the Danger of A.I. in Housing, Employment, Civil Rights, and More

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Drew Lindsay Christopher Pledger, eyevine, Redux Computer scientist Joy Buolamwini, who has led ground-breaking research illustrating gender and racial bias in artificial intelligence, founded the nonprofit Algorithmic Justice League. People of color — particularly Black women — are in the vanguard of the movement to safeguard Americans against discrimination and other hazards baked into artificial intelligence.

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The Violence Faced by Women Environmental Defenders

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: Baylee Gramling on unsplash.com In communities across the globe, women are at the forefront of defending the environment. They protest extraction industries like mining and polluters like factories. They protect nature reserves, wild land, plants, and wildlife, and work to keep the air and water safe for their communities. For some women, such defense can come at a cost: physical violence, imprisonment, threats, and even assassination.

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Comment on How to Fire Utterly Toxic Nonprofit Board Members by Jackson

Amy Eisenstein

We have a HOA, board that never responds to emails or enforces the community bylaws. One board member constantly battles the members to do something about issues and believes they don’t enforce the rules because some board members break those rules. So, now the BOARD has developed a lie about him harassing homeowners and receiving anonymous calls complaining about that BOARD member.

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Dr. James explains why the feeling “People like me make gifts like this” is so powerful in major gifts fundraising

iMarketSmart

Verba docent, exempla trahunt. “Words teach people, examples compel them.” – Latin proverb[1] It’s simple. We want the donor to say, “Yes.” But how? How do we create the conditions that encourage that “Yes.”? Let’s look at theory, experiment, and practice. Theory: The primal-giving game The primal-giving game models the natural origins of giving.[2] In the game, sustainable giving depends on community norms.[3] In a reciprocal, sharing community, giving makes sense.

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How to Engage a Gift Prospect

NonProfit PRO

As a nonprofit professional, you learn the importance of generating time, talent and treasure for the institution you represent. Here are some tips to cultivate and connect with engaged gift prospects.

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Walking Through Truth: Indigenous Wisdom and Community Health Equity

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Donald Warne We live in an interesting time. A movement against facing the truth of US history and acknowledging the existence of systemic racism is sweeping through many parts of our country. Colonization is embedded in that history—European settlements of the 17th and 18th centuries are referred to as colonies. The original inhabitants of what is now the United States migrated to this region between 40,000 to 14,000 years ago.

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Donor Codes of Conduct to Fight Sexual Harassment of Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Growing More Common

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Rasheeda Childress William Suarez Sandra Hawken, CEO of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, doesn’t want young fundraisers to go through the sexual harassment she did when she started out raising money. The codes also seek to reduce other problematic donor behavior, like pushing organizations to start programs that fall outside their mission and trying to get involved in day-to-day operations.

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What Does It Mean to Dismantle Racial Capitalism Anyway?

NonProfit Quarterly

“UNABLE TO INTERVENE” by Yuet Lam-Tsang Editors’ note: This article is from Nonprofit Quarterly Magazine ’s summer 2023 issue, “Movement Economies: Making Our Vision a Collective Reality.” Imagine this. Flint, MI, has clean water and kids aren’t poisoned by lead. All of our communities have fresh, potable water, and our lakes and rivers aren’t polluted.

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Best AI-Powered Social Media Caption Generators for 2023

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Best AI-Powered Social Media Caption Generators for 2023 The future is here! AI will probably not replace you as a social media marketer, but someone that uses AI and other marketing tools more efficiently might. The AI Social Media Caption Generatorsin this article come with a free trial. Be sure to check them out and learn how to use them to your advantage.

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13 ways you kill your productivity

Jeff Brooks

The hardest thing about writing is writing. Staying on task and productive. Unfortunately, the enemy is most often within. We find ways to be unproductive. Here are some of the ways we do that, from the Publication Coach Blog, at How to kill your productivity : Overestimate the amåount of time you have. You think you have eight+ hours a day for concentrated work?

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Beware of Scam Involving “Mistake” AT&T iPhone Orders

MNA Association

MNA has gotten word of an alarming and elaborate scam that has hit at least three Montana nonprofits, and could cost your nonprofit thousands of dollars. The essence of the scam is this: imposters open an AT&T account using your nonprofit’s Tax ID number. Then they order new iPhones and have them shipped to your office. After the phones are delivered, you receive a call from the scammers posing as AT&T, saying that they shipped the phones by mistake and asking you to send them back

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Building Power for Healthy Communities

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Tia Martinez In seeking to improve the health outcomes of people in underserved communities, philanthropy’s results have, in general, been disappointing: Socioeconomic and racial injustices run so deep in these communities that strong barriers to change extend well beyond the health care system. It has become clear that only with deep, long-term investment from government and foundations can these communities hope to make meaningful progress in improving their residents’ health an

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A Grateful Patient Leaves Texas Heart Institute $32 Million

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Maria Di Mento Plus, heiress Seema Boesky gave Wayne State University $20 million for neuroscience, and financier Leon Cooperman and his wife, Toby, gave more than $13 million to support housing and programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Containing Gentrification: A Story from the Nation’s Capital

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: Bruno Guerrero on unsplash.com This is the third article in NPQ ’s series titled Owning the Economy: Stories from Latinx Communities. Coproduced with the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders , a national network of Latinx community development groups, this series highlights community preservation, land ownership, and business development efforts in Latinx and immigrant communities across the country.

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Effective Social Media Marketing for Nonprofits [Course]

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Effective Social Media Marketing for Nonprofits [Course] Step-by-step course to improve your Nonprofit’s Social Media Marketing. Ask us and community members anything and become more effective. Nonprofit Marketers are the heroes of our society Get the course with tactics, strategies, tools, and homework to get more out of your social media marketing efforts.

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From Startup to Success: Guiding Nonprofits with Six Core Principles of Improvement

Blue Avocado

Six core principles, drawn from STEM education, can help new nonprofits assemble a diverse team, raise funds successfully, and learn to use the gathered resources for strategic growth. The post From Startup to Success: Guiding Nonprofits with Six Core Principles of Improvement appeared first on Blue Avocado.

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Five Steps for a Smooth Job Transition

Nonprofit Productive

Changing jobs is never easy. We get used to working systems, collaborating with others and striving for mutually-agreed upon goals. At particular times in our career, we feel nudged to evaluate, reconsider, explore. That’s when we make a change. A new job. A new organization. A new role. Sometimes even a new career. All of this is normal. Where we can get into a pickle is in the transition itself: you’ve agreed to take a new job but… you haven’t yet begun in the new position This is similar to w

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SSIR Editor in Chief Announces Retirement

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Eric Nee After helping lead Stanford Social Innovation Review since 2006, I will be stepping down as editor in chief, effective January 11, 2024. I’ll be turning 70, and I am looking forward to a new phase in my life where I can pursue a variety of passions. I’m letting everyone know now, to give SSIR time to fill my role and to prepare for the transition.